Breed Standard

GSD Standard, Types and Colors

THE ILLUSTRATED STANDARD OF THE GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG

Linda Shaw says, “The standard for the German Shepherd Dog, while annoyingly vague in many respects, has not changed appreciably over the years. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of the breed. From the 1940’s, when most dogs in most countries looked pretty much the same, we now have West German show, West German working, East German, Czechoslovakian, English Alsation, American show and probably others yet in the making.”

GSRNE would like to take a look at some of these various types of dogs beginning here. Artist, illustrator & author Linda Shaw has written this comprehensive article on the structure of the GSD.

Shaw

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18th Annual GSRNE Auction
Sunday, April 30, 2017 11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Open to the public!    [more]
2017 Live Auction Items 00 – 09
  L000              "Rescuing Penny Jane" by Amy Suthe [more]
2017 Live Auction Items 10 – 19
L010             Ralph Marlin GSD Necktie                 [more]
2017 Live Auction Items 20 – 29
L020               Hand Crafted GSD Mailbox               [more]
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L030              LG 55" LED-2160p Smart 4K Ultra HD TV         [more]
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L040              Dooney and Bourke Purse                 [more]
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L050              Handmade Heart Motif Quilt              [more]
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L060              Sole DiToscana Bowl                   [more]
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